Recently I closed on a loan for a couple that had spent over six months with their Realtor trying to find just the right house that fit within all the changes that we ran into within this fickle market. Everything seemed to be finally worked out between the seller and my borrowers. They had dickered back and forth over this, that, and many other things as is sometimes the case.
The seller's had come down on the price and was willing to cover part of the closing cost because my borrowers weren't able to get the 100% financing that we tried for when we first started the process of financing a home purchase.
Everything was set to close once the inspection was completed. Well the inspection went fine except for the fact that the inspector pointed out how much the stairs to the upper floor of the older house squeaked so loudly.
Because I close loans from out of state most of the time, I could only take my borrowers and the inspector's word for it. My borrowers wanted the stairs fixed before they would buy the house and the sellers weren't willing to put any more money into a house they were about to sell. We had a stalemate.
If it hadn't been for the seller's Realtor, who offered to cover the majority of the 2400.00 cost to replace the set of stairs before my borrowers would buy this house, I don't think the deal would have gone through and so much time and effort would have gone down the tubes.
This just goes to show that I believe and know there are Realtors that Step Up, more times than not, to help get buyers into the homes of their choosing.
The stairs where replaced, the sales / purchase went through and I can only hope that they will all live happily ever after!